LR Baggs Session DI Acoustic Preamp Pedal


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LR Baggs Session DI

Gearank Recommendation

The Session DI appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Preamps from September 2017 until September 2022 when it was out-ranked by other preamps.


LR Baggs Session DI is a more compact alternative to the Venue DI.

For a small pedal, this houses a number of extra features on top of the LR Baggs preamp, including analog saturation control, multiband compression with EQ and other tone shaping elements.

It features intuitive control knobs that let you adjust selective resonance filtering, multiband compression and saturation, all of which are tweaked to work well with acoustic guitars and other pickup equipped acoustic instruments. These features allow for complex tone shaping with minimal knob tweaking.

Other controls include volume and gain knobs, as well as a phase button and a mute footswitch.

Finally, there's a colorful VU meter on the face of the unit that lets you monitor and optimize your instrument input level.


  • Profile: Single Pedal
  • Controls: Volume, Gain, Notch, Saturate, Comp EQ, Phase, Mute Footswitch, Ground/Lift
  • Input: 1 x 1/4"
  • Output: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR (Balanced Out)
  • Powered By: 9V Power Supply (Sold Separately), 9V Battery
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 4" x 6.25"
  • Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are other options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Acoustic Preamps.